I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We went to our friends' house for their annual Superbowl party. Ate and drank too much, and had a fabulous time. Go Packers!!
I decided I wanted to taste my beer, so I put a couple of bottles in the refrigerator. It has been one month since I brewed it, and 2 weeks since bottling. At this point, you can refrigerate and drink it, or let it continue to condition in a dark, cool place. The verdict? Not bad! It tasted a little bit sweet to me, so I'll cut down on the sugar when I bottle my next batch. Was it worth it? That's debatable...I like knowing that I made it, but the bottling process is a hassle. I'll continue to experiment, and if I do well I'll probably invest in a 5-gallon carboy and skip the bottling.
I ordered my meat birds over the weekend...I will be getting 25 Cornish X chicks on February 25th. I am so excited! I haven't had chicks around for a while, and I'm looking forward to raising my own meat. Pierce County has a mobile poultry processing unit, and I plan on processing them at about 6-1/2 weeks. I will definitely keep you posted on that.
I'm still working on perfecting my multigrain bread, and I plan on never buying another loaf...making it is so easy, and SO good...
I make my Killer Karamel Korn for Superbowl every year...here's the recipe. I have never brought home leftovers, and I always make a double batch...
Jen's Killer Karamel Korn
4 cups popped corn
4 cups puffed corn
4 cups Rice or Corn Chex
2 cups mini pretzels
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine first 5 ingredients (through pecans) in large baking dish. (I use a deep 9x13 dish). In saucepan, stir brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup over medium heat until it comes to a boil over the entire surface. Lower heat to medium-low, and continue to cook for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove pan from heat, and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Carefully - it can puff up quite a bit. Stir well and pour over popcorn mixture, stirring to combine. Bake 15 minutes, stir well, and return to oven for another 15 minutes. Stir again, and pour out onto a large piece of parchment paper. Let cool, then break into small pieces. Careful, it's addicting!!